Three thematic spaces, one theme that talks about care (Take Care!), The Art of Resilience exhibition dedicated to Ukrainian designers: dates, practical information and news on Maison&Objet 2023

Recentering, finding yourself, reconnecting with yourself and with others, the theme of the next edition of Maison&Objet Paris, which will take place from 19 to 23 January 2023 in the spaces of the Park des Expositions and among the over 100 addresses in the city that make up the par excellence ecosystem of Parisian decoration.

Take care!, the inspiring theme of the winter edition of Maison&Objet 2023 will irrigate all the events (conferences, exhibitions, debates, presentations) of one of the most important exhibitions dedicated to interior design and home decoration.

“To imagine our themes, we always start from a careful study of society - explains Vincent Grégoire, creative director of the agency NellyRodi - Society needs new models that brands can embody by providing solutions in the fields of the environment, reuse, know-how, well-being and attention to others.

The Gen Z (i.e. the under 25s) are asking for a new consumer ethics. And we have sought answers and proposals involving companies, designers, artists and trend scholars around this theme".

The four pillars of care

The theme of the exhibition unfolds around four pillars: taking care of oneself (physical and mental health), taking care of others, taking care of the planet and taking care of heritage and know-how.

Maison&Objet will promote the many exhibitors who have taken these concepts seriously, emphasizing their presence along the way and through a selection of brands on MOM, the dedicated digital platform that allows you to preview the new products that companies will be exhibiting in Paris from 19 January.

Among the initiatives of this edition, then, the free exhibition dedicated to Ukrainian designers entitled The Art of Resilience, through which the show intends to demonstrate that Ukrainian design, despite the dispersion of his talents due to the war, he survives and even grows.

Designers continue to create, launch new collections and produce. A way to celebrate the courage and spirit of freedom of this generation that is helping to write the history of design.

Maison&Objet 2023 Designer of the Year is Raphael Navot

Maison&Objet in each edition celebrates the work of a talented designer recognized on the international scene. The Designer of the Year award of this edition will be assigned to Raphael Navot, born in Jerusalem in 1977, based in Paris.

Read also: Who is Raphael Navot, designer of the year at Maison&Objet 2023

On the occasion of the exhibition, Navot will unveil Apothem Lounge, an immersive installation that aims to represent visual emotion through the careful arrangement of an open structure that floods visitors with light and texture.

Maison&Objet 2023: the news

Three thematic spaces to be discovered at the fair that summarize the novelties of the season taken from the exhibitors' collections and selected by three experts of trends.

  1. Grounded. François Bernard offers his interpretation of the theme of the exhibition through the power of original materials to anchor us in a beneficial sensoriality. Space is a territory of perception.
  2. Slow Hospitality. François Delclaux's message revolves around the urgency of slowing down. Hospitality, therefore, understood as a refuge from the frenzy of everyday life, but also as a stimulus to connect with different places and cultures. Symbol of slow travel, a symbolic night train will lead visitors to discover desirable horizons.
  3. In the Air. Elizabeth Leriche invites us to savor a true moment of breath. Her vision of her care, in a world inhabited by ecological risks, is that of a light parenthesis but fully aware and eco-responsible. An experience in 3 phases.

Design Award China

Since its inception Maison&Objet, a globally active platform, has spared no effort to promote the design industry, identify and provide development opportunities for design talent.

In 2019, thanks to the collaboration with local partners in China such as the PR company Aube Events, the salon established the international Maison&Objet Design Award China to bring design on the international scene and help more Chinese designers gain worldwide attention and visibility.

In October 2022, a jury of 11 experts proclaimed 6 winners, of which four professionals in the sector and two students who tried their hand at the theme Explore good design, Create better life.

Among these we like to highlight the YiBrick project by Caroline Cheng and Karl Yin, winner of the Product Design category, focused on the problem of ceramic waste and the possibility of creating 100% recycled ceramic materials.

The awards continue

  • Rising Talent Awards: consolidated in the experience of Maison&Objet, this year's awards identified Spain as the symbolic country of design understood as the primary factor in understanding the transformations and transitions of the 21st century th century.
    All the talents selected to represent the dynamism of Spanish design have demonstrated its essential role in improving people's lives and promoting a more conscious and committed approach to environmental change and global sustainability.
  • Future on Stage: faithful to its vocation as a talent scout, Maison&Objet is launching a new springboard to support young and extraordinary companies in the furniture and design sectors and lifestyle. Three award winners, selected by a jury of experts, will be in the spotlight during the Maison&Objet fair from 19 to 23 January 2023.